History Series / RemoteControl

1st Aug '17 7:28:35 PM SuperEquality07
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The show originally aired from December 7, 1987 until December 13, 1991, with a concurrent syndicated version running for the 1989-90 season. Two episodes (one each from the first and last seasons) were aired by MTV[[note]](2 in the wee hours of the morning)[[/note]] in tribute after Ober's death in late 2009.

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The show originally aired from December 7, 1987 until December 13, 1991, 1990, with a concurrent syndicated version running for the 1989-90 season. Two episodes (one each from the first and last seasons) were aired by MTV[[note]](2 in the wee hours of the morning)[[/note]] in tribute after Ober's death in late 2009.
29th Jul '17 1:36:06 PM nombretomado
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* HomeGame: A board game, a PC version, and a video game for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem.

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* HomeGame: A board game, a PC version, and a video game for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem.UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem.
2nd Jul '17 4:40:42 PM eroock
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-->--'''Colin Quinn''', introducing host Ken Ober.

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-->--'''Colin -->-- '''Colin Quinn''', introducing host Ken Ober.
Ober
29th Jun '17 12:13:19 AM Manny20444
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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, [[StartMyOwn so he set one up in his basement]] and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about [[BreadEggsMilkSquick television, junk food, and threats to their well-being]]. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''Series/RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.

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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, [[StartMyOwn so he set one up in his basement]] and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about [[BreadEggsMilkSquick television, junk food, and threats to their well-being]]. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''Series/RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer Creator/KariWuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.
8th Apr '17 3:32:39 PM nombretomado
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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, [[StartMyOwn so he set one up in his basement]] and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about [[BreadEggsMilkSquick television, junk food, and threats to their well-being]]. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.

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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, [[StartMyOwn so he set one up in his basement]] and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about [[BreadEggsMilkSquick television, junk food, and threats to their well-being]]. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''RescueMe''; ''Series/RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.
2nd Mar '17 2:01:14 PM themisterfree
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* CoveredInGunge: Whenever it was "Snack Break" time, the contestants would hold up some bowls and try to catch the food dropped from above- it didn't really work.
21st Jan '17 9:00:00 PM R.G.
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* ExpositoryThemeTune: This little gem:
->Kenny wasn't like the other kids,
->Remote Control!
->TV mattered, nothing else did!
->Remote Control!
->Girls said yes, but he said no!
->Remote Control!
->Now he's got his own game show!
->Remote Control!
21st Nov '16 9:34:21 PM goldenroad
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* BonusRound: Two were done:
** On the MTV version, players had to identify artists in music videos while strapped onto a [[ProductPlacement Craftmatic Adjustable Bed]].
** On the syndicated version, players had to answer TV questions while being spun around on the "[[Series/WheelOfFortune Wheel of]] Series/{{Jeopardy}}".

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* BonusRound: Two were done:
** On
done, each involving getting a certain number of answers. Each answer won a prize, while getting all the MTV version, players answers also earned a grand prize:
** MTV: Nine monitors playing nine screens, some sideways, upside down etc. The player
had to identify the artists in music videos 30 seconds while strapped onto a [[ProductPlacement Craftmatic Adjustable Bed]].
** On the syndicated version, players had Syndicated: Players were strapped to answer TV questions while being spun around on the "[[Series/WheelOfFortune Wheel of]] Series/{{Jeopardy}}".Series/{{Jeopardy}}", surrounded by ten monitors. A category is presented, then ten questions are asked. Each correct answer lit a monitor; after all 10 questions were asked, the wheel was stopped and if the player's head landed on a lit monitor, or the player got all 10 right, they won.
8th Sep '16 7:35:59 AM themisterfree
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** In the pilot episode only, a penalty space marked "Off The Air" [[OneHitKill eliminated the contestant landing on that category from further play]]. From the second episode onward, all contestants played two standard rounds, with the lowest-performing contestant eliminated thereafter.

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** In the pilot episode episodes only, a penalty space marked "Off The Air" [[OneHitKill eliminated the contestant landing on that category from further play]]. From the second episode onward, all contestants played two standard rounds, with the lowest-performing contestant eliminated thereafter.thereafter.
** The first season episodes in general were this- simpler set, more music being played during the rounds, and often the category cards would be shown full-screen to the viewers, as opposed to just on the Big Zenith. The Big Zenith's indicator lights also didn't turn red to signify that channel was closed off.
8th Sep '16 7:01:02 AM themisterfree
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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, so he set one up in his basement and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about television, junk food, and threats to their well-being. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.

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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, [[StartMyOwn so he set one up in his basement basement]] and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about [[BreadEggsMilkSquick television, junk food, and threats to their well-being.well-being]]. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.
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